Support Staff of the Year Award

The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of support staff to K-State Libraries. One recipient each year is honored with a plaque of recognition and a monetary award sponsored by the Friends of the K-State Libraries.

The deadline for nominations is January 10, 2022.

Nominate a Libraries employee


The Support Staff of the Year award is available to any university support staff member who has completed at least 1 year of service at K-State Libraries and has no unsatisfactory ratings in any category on their last performance review. Award recipients are not eligible for the award more than once every 2 years.



University support staff may be nominated based on the following areas. Criteria are based on the K-State University Support Staff Award for Excellence.


2020 winner

Felisa Osburn, library assistant III

According to her nominator, "As the only staff member employed at the Math/Physics Library this past year, Felisa was responsible for handling the challenges the pandemic brought to the library. She quickly took the initiative by working with others to find space to store furniture, redistributing computers to facilitate social distancing and training student workers on cleaning and quarantining procedures."


Previous winners